Food lovers can enjoy a taste of vegan cooking at a two-day festival being held in Wolverhampton this weekend.

Now celebrating its 10th year, the West Midlands Vegan Festival is the longest running grassroots vegan event in the UK.

More than 150 stalls and a packed programme of inspiring talks and entertainment are promised on Saturday and Sunday, 28 and 29 October, from 10am to 6pm.

Organisers say people don't have to be vegan or vegetarian to attend the festival, which is being held at Wolverhampton Civic Hall and Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Last year more than 6,000 visitors enjoyed the West Midlands Vegan Festival, making it the most successful since it was first held in 2007.

"We're expecting even more people to come along this year to enjoy a taste of mouth-watering vegan food as well as finding out about ethical products and produce."

Admission to the West Midlands Vegan Festival is just £1 on the door, with under 16s free. For more information please visit Type=links;Linkid=9817;Title=West Midlands Vegan Festival 2017;Target=_blank;.

Visitors are reminded to allow extra time because of the enhanced security measures now in operation at the Civic and Wulfrun Halls.

Red Lion Street, Mitre Fold and North Street will be closed to all traffic during the festival, meaning people wishing to park at the Civic Centre will need to access the car park via Wulfruna Street. Searches will also be in operation. Shopping bags are welcome but please keep personal belongings to a minimum.

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  • released: Tuesday 24 October, 2017